Learn the Facts
Family violence is knowable, predictable, and preventable. Knowing the facts about domestic violence is the first step in supporting victims in their safety planning and holding offenders accountable. It’s essential that we work together to tell the story of domestic violence in Texas. Use these facts and statistics to elevate the voice of survivors and share the facts about domestic violence in your community.
146 women were killed by a male intimate partner in 2016.
Counties indicated in white had one or more family violence fatalities from 2009-2015. Purple Counties experienced no fatalities during that time.
1 in 3 Texans will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes.
Last year, family violence programs served more than 70,000 Texans.
In a single day, 999 requests for services were unmet because of lack of resources. Read more from NNEDV’s national census.
The most frequently requested unmet service for survivors is housing.
39% of requests for shelter from an abusive relationship are turned away due solely to lack of resources. In 2016, 12,693 requests for shelter went unmet.
Survivors’ unmet needs for housing have increased significantly in the last 5 years.
Get to Know Your County
The Texas State Plan provides a detailed inventory of services, need, and other statistics by county.
The Texas Department of Public Safety provides statistics capturing the relationship between the victim and offender, victim and offender demographics, number of officer assaults, type of offense and injury, and if weapons were used.
Please feel free to use these statistics, charts, and graphics with acknowledgement to TCFV in order to share the story of domestic violence in your community. Have a question about these materials? Contact us!